Epson Makes Two Announcements at ISA Expo Enhancing Its SureColor S-Series
LONG BEACH, Calif. — April 20, 2017 — Epson today announced it is now shipping a new series of co-branded inks – Epson-3M UltraChrome GS3 Inks designed for use in Epson’s advanced SureColor S-Series roll-to-roll solvent printers, including the SC-S40600, SC-S60600 and SC-S80600. The premium inks provide signmakers and print service providers (PSPs) a 3M MCS Warranty for finished graphics created using supported 3M films, clears, overlaminates, and application tapes once they have completed the 3M certification process.
“Epson-3M inks enable our customers to create large-format, durable signage and graphics backed by the 3M MCS Warranty,” said Matt McCausland, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The 3M MCS Warranty gives S-Series customers confidence and peace of mind, and we are proud to offer ink backed by the most comprehensive warranty program for finished graphics in the signage industry.”
Epson is now shipping Epson-3M UltraChrome GS3 inks in CMYK, Light Magenta, Light Cyan, and Light Black. The inks enable signmakers and PSPs to provide customers with quality printed graphics covered under the 3M MCS Warranty program. Recognized as one of the industry’s most comprehensive finished graphics warranty, the 3M MCS Warranty covers fading, cracking, peeling, and other aspects of outdoor graphic performance for customers using the SC-S40600, SC-S60600 and SC-S80600 printers.
Inks for the Epson SureColor S-Series are available in ink packs that provide sign makers and PSPs the option to purchase a single cartridge, a multi-cartridge pack, or a single cartridge that carries the 3M MCS warranty:
About the SureColor S-Series
The Epson SureColor S-Series redefines image quality expectations in the signage market, featuring a PrecisionCore TFP printhead (in dual array on the SC-S60600 and SC-S80600) and enhanced precision media feeding system to produce high-quality, sellable output at impressive production speeds. Combined with the 3M MCS Warranty-backed Epson-3M UltraChrome GS3 solvent inks, the SureColor S-Series offers outstanding print quality, durability, and media compatibility, plus improved drying times, to enable print shops of any size to get the job done and drive productivity.
Support and Availability
The Epson-3M UltraChrome GS3 Inks used in the SC-S80600, SC-S60600 and SC-S40600 are now available through Epson’s authorized Epson Professional Imaging S-Series resellers. For additional information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com, or visit the 3M UltraChrome GS3 Ink Product Bulletin at www.3mgraphics.com/TechInfo. In addition, the 3M MCS Warranty matrix for the co-branded ink is available at www.3mgraphics.com/warranties.
Epson also announced that Avery Dennison North America has issued the ICS Performance Guarantee for graphics printed with Epson UltraChrome GS3 ink on the Epson SureColor S-Series solvent inkjet printers, including the SureColor S40600, S60600 and S80600. Graphic output printed on Avery Dennison films using Epson solvent technology qualifies for the Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee, an up to five-year warranty to provide customers with peace of mind.
“The Epson SureColor S-Series were designed to provide outstanding quality, durability and reliability for print shops of any size; plus, unique solvent ink chemistry allows for same day turnaround, increasing overall shop productivity,” said Matt McCausland, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee offers print service providers another level of assurance in their graphic output.”
The Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee combines Avery Dennison films with qualified components to produce graphic output that promises to provide superior performance. Reflecting joint developmental work between Avery Dennison and Epson America, qualified output with the Epson SureColor S-Series printers and Epson UltraChrome GS3 solvent inks has withstood rigorous scientific testing and met a very stringent set of durability and physical performance specifications to achieve ICS Performance Guarantee status.
“We are happy we were able to successfully work with Epson to provide the ICS Warranty as an option for graphics printed with Epson inks on an Epson printer,” said Paul Roba, OEM Relationship Manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “When we work together on our solutions, we better serve our customers and develop products and service offerings with more accurate durability guidelines.”
In addition, Avery Dennison conducted tests with Epson inks that would determine best practices for using overlaminates on printed graphics. The industry standard for solvent printers has been to allow 24 hours for solvent outgassing before laminating printed vinyl film. Avery Dennison found that the necessary outgassing period for the Epson UltraChrome GS3 inks is six hours, a 75 percent reduction in wait time for lamination when properly ventilated.
About the SureColor S-Series
The Epson SureColor S-Series redefines image quality expectations in the signage market, featuring a PrecisionCore TFP print head (in dual array on the SC-S60600 and SC-S80600) and enhanced precision media feeding system to produce high-quality, sellable output at impressive production speeds. Its impressive production speeds and six hour drying time allow for same-day lamination and provide sign shops with decreased production times and increased productivity. Backed by the Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee, Epson UltraChrome GS3 solvent inks and the SureColor S-Series offer outstanding print quality, durability, and media compatibility to enable print shops of any size to provide additional quality and assurance to customers.
Support and Availability
The Epson UltraChrome GS3 ink and Epson SureColor S-Series printers are available through Epson’s authorized Epson Professional Imaging S-Series resellers. For additional information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com, or visit the Avery Dennison resource center at graphics.averydennison.com.
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